Young souls, in such pleasant delirium as hers, are as unsympathetic as butterflies sipping nectar.George pseudonym of MaryAnn Evans Eliot: 1859 Of Hetty. Adam Bede, ch.9.
Live and lie reclined On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind. For they lie beside their nectar, and the bolts are hurled Far below them in the valleys, and the clouds are lightly curled Round their golden houses, girdled with the gleaming world.Tennyson: 1832 Poems,'The Lotos-Eaters', Choric Song, stanza 8, l.154-8.
His body was as straight as Circe's wand; Jove might have sipped out nectar from his hand.Christopher Marlowe: 1593 Hero and Leander (published1598), pt.1, l.61-2.
Weak withering age no rigid law forbids,With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm,The sapless habit daily to bedew,And give the hesitating wheels of lifeGliblier to play.john armstrong: Book II, line 484.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile. It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and kisses of the past, to bring life's morning back, to see again the forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel within your veins life's joyous stream and hear the martial music, the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart. And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art's nectar in the weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the soul. This is real religion. This is real worship.robert g. ingersoll: What Is Religion? (1899) is Ingersoll's last public address, delivered before the American Free Religious association, Boston, June 2, 1899. Source: The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Dresden Memorial Edition Volume IV, pages 477-508, edited by Cliff Walker.
She is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.Valentine, scene iv
The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison , but at last like nectar - this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one's own mind . It is in the best interest of a man to become a Karma-Yogi and work to the best of his abilities and without bothering about the results. कालो ऽस्मि लोकक्षयकृत्प्रवृद्धो..... ( I am Time , the great destroyer of the world ~Bhagavad Gita 11.32). Today I got this desire , and tomorrow I will get that one; all these riches are mine, and soon I will have even more. Already I have killed these enemies, and soon I will kill the rest. I am the lord, the enjoyer , successful, happy, and strong, noble, and rich, and famous. Who on earth is my equal? Vyasa PurnimaAnonymous, in Awakening Indians to India, p.167
The gruel that children’s little hands have stirredIs sweeter than nectar.thiruvalluvar: Verse VII.2
Even a wise man comes to grief and feels depressions if he imparts instructions to a foolish disciple or when maintains a wicked wife or when comes in close contact with the miserable. A wicked wife, a foolish friend, an ill tongued servant and a house infested with serpents will undoubtedly bring death. One should save money against hard times, save his wife against spending or sacrificing the money and one should save self at the cost of the wife and the riches. Save your wealth against unforeseen calamities without thinking that a rich man has no fear of calamity. Wealth has supple legs. Even saved riches are destroyed. One should not inhabit a country where one gets no respect, no opportunity to earn once’s livelihood, where one has no friends or relatives, or from where one can not acquire knowledge. Test a servant while on his duty, and a relative in difficulty, test a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. He is a true friend and sincere relative who cooperates and stands by in time of need, depression, misfortune, famine, a war, in a king’s court, or at he crematorium (the place of last rituals where the dead are put on a pyre). He who opts out for an uncertain thing leaving behind the certain things, loses that which is in possession and fails to get what is already perishable. If there is nectar in poison, it should be extracted; if gold is fallen in filth it should be taken out, washed and kept; if a low-born person possesses knowledge, he should be treated respectfully; in the same way a girl in the family of evil-doers be accepted, if she possess virtuous qualities. Women eat double than men. They have four times more wisdom than men, they have six times more courage, and eight times more sensual urge than men. Untruthfulness, rashness, guile, stupidity, avarice, unseemliness, and cruelty are a women’s natural flaws. It is a boon of extraordinary austerities to get healthy and delicious dishes, to eat them and to have a strong system to digest them, to have a beautiful socially accepted wife and to be virile in her company, and to have a longing and mental set up for charity in prosperity. All these are boons. In Essays Steven J. Rosen (June 2012). The Agni and the Ecstasy: Collected Essays of Steven J. Rosen . Arktos. pp.:;201–. ISBN 978-1-907166-79-2. :;Attributed without citation in Hindi translation at Chanakya Quotes About Religious Austerities. हिंदी साहित्य मार्गदर्शन. Retrieved on 25 November 2013.[ ]
I have carefully measured the proboscis of a specimen of [Neococytius] cluentius from South America in the collection of the British Museum, and find it to be nine inches and a quarter long! One from tropical Africa ([Xanthopan] morganii) is seven inches and a half. A species having a proboscis two or three inches longer could reach the nectar in the largest flowers of Angræcum sesquipedale, whose nectaries vary in length from ten to fourteen inches. That such a moth exists in Madagascar may be safely predicted; and naturalists who visit that island should search for it with as much confidence as astronomers searched for the planet Neptune - and they will be equally successful!alfred russel wallace: "Creation by law". Quarterly Journal of Science 4: 470–488 (1867); The hawkmoth of Madagascar was later found and described in 1903, under the taxon name praedicta in reference to Wallace's quote.
So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar… But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.Julian, As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 47
I drink deep draughts of its nectar.E. C. Stedman, Heliotrope, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 362.
Weak withering age no rigid law forbids, With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm, The sapless habit daily to bedew, And give the hesitating wheels of life Gliblier to play.John Armstrong, The Art of Preserving Health (1744), Book II, line 484.
Twere better far That gods should quaff their nectar merrily, And men sing out the day like grasshoppers , So may they haply lull the watchful thunder.Hartley Coleridge, Prometheus.
Horsed upon hippogriffs, the hags of night Shall come to visit me; and once an age Some desperate wight, or wizard, gaunt and grey, Shall seek this spot by help of hidden lore, To ask of things forgotten or to come. But who, beholding me, shall dare defy The wrath of Jove? Since vain is wisdom's boast, And impotent the knowledge that o'erleaps The dusky bourne of time. Twere better far That gods should quaff their nectar merrily, And men sing out the day like grasshoppers , So may they haply lull the watchful thunder .hartley coleridge: Prometheus.
Bloom, O ye Amaranths! bloom for whom ye may, For me ye bloom not! Glide, rich streams, away! With lips unbrightened, wreathless brow, I stroll: And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul? Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve, And Hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge: l. 9. (Work Without Hope (1825))
Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires a sorest need. Not one of all the purple Host Who took the Flag today Can tell the definition So clear of Victory As he defeated dying On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear!emily dickinson: 67: Success is counted sweetest
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honoring thee As giving it a hope that there It could not withered be. But thou thereon didst only breathe, And sent'st it back to me; Since when it grows and smells, I swear, Not of itself, but thee.Ben Jonson: Song, To Celia, lines 1-16; this poem was inspired by "Letter XXIV" of Philostratus, which in translation reads: "Drink to me with your eyes alone... And if you will, take the cup to your lips and fill it with kisses, and give it so to me".
England has to fulfill a double mission in India: one destructive, the other regenerating – the annihilation of old Asiatic society, and the laying the material foundations of Western society in Asia… When a great social revolution shall have mastered the results of the bourgeois epoch… and subjected them to the common control of the most advanced peoples, then only will human progress cease to resemble that hideous, pagan idol, who would not drink the nectar but from the skulls of the slain.karl marx: “The Future Results of British Rule in India,” New York Daily Tribune, 08 August 1853
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.john muir: Terry Gifford, EWDB, page 253
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Work Without Hope, Stanza 2
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Work Without Hope", 1825
What visionary tints the year puts on, When falling leaves falter through motionless air Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare, As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills The bowl between me and those distant hills, And smiles and shakes abroad her misty, tremulous hair!James Russell Lowell, An Indian Summer Reverie.
Weak withering age no rigid law forbids, With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm, The sapless habit daily to bedew, And give the hesitating wheels of life Gliblier to play.Book II, line 484.